GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Flags to be lowered to half-staff for Patriot Day on Monday

Posted on Sep 8, 2017 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i. The flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset.

This action will mark Patriot Day, in honor of the nearly 3,000 people who died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and those who so nobly aided their fellow citizens in America’s time of need.

The president also proclaims Friday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance in honor of those lost 16 years ago, as well as their grieving families and the brave first responders who acted with such heroism.

The president’s proclamation is attached.

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Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

jodi.c.leong@hawaii.gov

 

Cindy McMillan

Communications Director

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0012

Mobile: 808-265-7974

cindy.mcmillan@hawaii.gov